Super Eagles care-taker coach, Samson Siasia has expressed confidence that his side will come out victorious in their crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tie against the Pharaohs of Egypt in Kaduna, later this month.
The 48-year old disclosed this in a brief interview with thenff.com on Tuesday afternoon in Abuja, adding that self-belief and support of Nigerians can spur his current side to emulate the feat attained by their predecessors in 1977.
In a similar FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 1977, Nigeria defeated Egypt 4-0 at the National Stadium, Lagos. Segun Odegbami scored twice, while Skipper Christian Chukwu and John Nwadioha were also on target.
“We can recreate October 1977; why not? Siasia said.
“The ‘home’ boys have come in and full training has commenced. Everyone is rearing to go. By the time the foreign-based players arrive, the competition will be what we want.
“I insist that we have invited the players who are capable of giving us the three points in Kaduna and another three points in Alexandria,” the coach added.
Nigeria lies two-points behind Egypt in Group G, with the North Africans boasting a better goal aggregate over the Eagles.